The 'Brady Bunch' house is renovated and restored, and HGTV has it on sale for $5.5 million
HGTV is selling the "Brady Bunch" house in Studio City for $5.5. million, several years after its televised renovation.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will "help provide up to 250,000 meals for Turn Up! Fight Hunger, an initiative that aims to helps kids living with hunger in the U.S. through No Kid Hungry," the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned channel said this week in a statement. The initiative works with programs that prepare meals for children.
Originally built in 1959 with Late Modernist architecture, the house was used for exterior shots throughout the show's five-season run from 1969 to 1974, followed by decades of syndication, cementing the mixed family of eight in pop culture. The building would become what is known as the second-most photographed home in America, behind the White House.
However, the inside of the home looked nothing like the rooms seen on the show. That's because scenes that let viewers into the Brady residence were filmed on sets at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on Soundstage 5.
In 2018, HGTV looked to meld the two realities and bought the house on 11222 Dilling St. for $3.5 million, nearly double the original asking price. The channel outbid Hollywood celebrities, including former 'N Sync member Lance Bass.
The network spent another $1.9 million to transform the house to resemble the home where America came to know Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy Brady. HGTV added a second story to accommodate enough space for the rooms seen in the show.
The network documented the process on "A Very Brady Renovation," which featured the six actors who played the Brady children. The cast, alongside HGTV stars, helped gut the house while the crew painstakingly reproduced the set’s rooms and 1970s decor — right down to cabinet hardware.
Today, the sale of the house is managed by the Compass real estate firm. The online listing for the midcentury house invites buyers to "own a piece of pop culture history," and shows images of its detailed and polished 5,000-square-foot interior, which includes five bedrooms and bathrooms.
HGTV said the home will come with "many of its contents, including customized pieces such as the green floral living room couch and the credenza with a 3-D printed horse sculpture." The house will be available for sale beginning this month.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.